by Amanda Geronikos
Costa Rica’s Tortuga Lodge is an intimate hotel, with just 27 guestrooms. Some rooms feature balconies with views of the lush rain forest. The hotel also has an onsite restaurant, pool, and complimentary Wi-Fi; note that there is no air conditioning, however. The highlight of a visit to this hotel is the chance to get up close with wildlife, including macawas, iguanas, and of course, turtles.
Our Editor Loves
- Intimate lodge
- Wildlife sightings
- Local cuisine
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Tortuga Lodge was by far the best part of our 2 week trip in Costa Rica! We booked a top floor room for 3 nights and loved every minute.
On our first full day we took the morning boat tour through the hotel for $64 USD per person and it was the best wildlife we saw on our entire trip. We got up close with white faced monkeys, saw a river otter plus loads more.
The rest of the time we stayed at the hotel and enjoyed the infinity pool overlooking the river, the free tours to spot wildlife (we saw howler monkeys, a sloth, tons of lizards and more) and the onsite restaurant that had complimentary breakfast and paid lunch and dinner.
The grounds were beautiful and the staff were very friendly.
All around everything was 5 stars and I hope I can return one day during the turtle season!
Tortuga lodge and Gardens is a place for natural experiences and relaxations at it's very best. We had a river-view room, the room had lots of space, nice balcony, clean and welcoming. We stayed for 3 night and enjoyed the welcoming and the surroundings, unfortunately was the walking-patch closed during our stay due to heavy rain, but we didn't feel that it effected our stay. With a busy working-life this is the place to relax and re-change your batteries at the same time your natural experience to the rain-forrest is registrated in you mind.